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Center For Latino Community Health To Hold Health Equity

Published: April 16, 2012

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training will hold its inaugural conference on health equity Friday, April 27, on campus in the University Student Union ballrooms from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The conference, which is free of charge, is being organized through the Hispanic Health Opportunities Learning Alliance (H2OLA) grant, which is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

The title of the conference is “Strengthening Health Sciences with Culture/Fortaleciendo las Ciencias de la Salud con Cultura Conference.” H2OLA is a cross-college grant led by co-principal investigators Britt Rios-Ellis, CSULB professor of health science; and Eric Marinez, CSULB associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

The conference provides a unique opportunity for interested individuals and professionals to collaborate with national thought leaders, build consensus, make recommendations, and develop strategies to promote health equity for Latinos and all underrepresented minorities nationwide.

For more information contact Mayra Rascon at 562/985-4396.

–Ken Swisher